Mom's Dynamite Sandwiches
Whenever we had a family get-together and my mom had a lot of people to feed, she'd make her delicious dynamite sandwiches. I am from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and this is a staple in this area. Dynamites are to Woonsocket what cheesesteaks are to Philadelphia. —Kathy Hewitt, Cranston, Rhode Island
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
- 2-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
- 5 medium green peppers, finely chopped
- 4 large onions, chopped (6 cups)
- 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree
- 1 can (16 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2-1/4 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
- 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
- 12 hoagie buns or other sandwich rolls, split
- In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or
- until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain.
- Stir in all remaining ingredients except buns. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1 hour or until desired consistency
- and flavors are blended, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns.
- Yield: 16 servings.